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Mike Whittington – Classical Guitar

January 22, 2011

Had a great session on Thursday with 22 year old classical guitarist Mike Whittington from the Lake district. Mike pulled off a great 30 minute recording of live takes of classical tunes for guitar prior to him leaving for Brazil at the end of the month, where he will be studying guitar with some Brazilian […]

Edinburgh’s Got Talent Winner Gavin Blackie In Studio

December 6, 2010

Just started work in the studio with amazing vocaiist Gavin Blackie. Gavin recently won Edinburgh’s Got Talent competition which was a run by the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotsman. Gavin came in with some great lyrics and a melody which i created the music for. The song is entitled “You Are” and is a ballad […]

Allie Fox album – Seonaid Aitken

May 27, 2010

Great session on Tuesday on Allie’s album Waylands Blues. Allie invited violinist Seonaid Aitken to guest on three tracks in the album . Balnakiel Bay – The Mystery Of Life and Death and Monty’s return. It’s the first time I had recorded Seonaid (pronounced Shona) and both Allie and I were very impressed with her […]

School Singing Projects Produced at Offbeat

April 12, 2010

In the past three years I have been involved in recording music for  schools following a meeting with US songwriter Randy Pritchard who got me involved in recording his song Peaceful World for Dean Park School in Edinburgh.  That song involved 75 primary school kids. Last year Tom Houston, songwriter I had recorded an album […]

Spirit Of The Glen 3

August 3, 2009

I’m back to Heartbeat Studios this week for the recording of the third Spirit Of The Glen album, this time for Decca Records. The first album reached no1 in the UK Classical charts, the second achieved a Classical Brit for best album of 2009 so there are high hopes for this album also. Producer Jon […]

Classical Brit Award – Spirit Of The Glen -best album of 2009

June 14, 2009

It was fantastic to be part of the team that recorded Spirit Of The Glen – Journey – for Universal Music Group. recorded mainly at Heartbeat Studio, the album was also party recorded in Basra, Iraq last August/September. Competition for the Brit Award included Katherine Jenkins, Mike Oldfield, The Male Fron Choir, Andrea Bocceli and […]

Spirit Of The Glen II

August 15, 2008

The recording for Spirit Of The Glen has now been completed. Producer of the project, Jon Cohen, arrived last Friday for the set up at Heartbeat Studios. I took my Apple G5 and Cinema Screen, Mackie Controller, Emagic Midi and Metric Halo sound unit along to the studio for the recording and engineered the session. […]

New album for Universal Music Group – Recording The Pipes

August 2, 2008

Following the amazing success of Spirit Of The Glen by The Royal Scots Dragoons and the Czech Film Orchestra, once again I’ve been asked to organise the studio and engineer the follow up album for The Universal Music Group which begins on August 8th. Spirit Of The Glen reached the coveted Christmas No 1 slot […]